As you may or may not have heard, Cloverfield pulled in some monstrous (getting that joke out of the way up front) numbers this weekend, taking in just over $40 million according to Box Office Mojo. The monster that beheads the Statue of Liberty and ruins the evening for several partying New Yorkers has been a closely guarded secret, and for those of us who haven't seen the movie yet (I'm hoping to catch it this week), the creature's appearance remains a tantalizing mystery. Whatever the big fella looks like, though, he's about to be immortalized by the same folks who brought us Cabbage Patch Kids, Play-Doh and Monopoly.

Variety is reporting that orders for an action figure based on the Cloverfield monster are being taken over at Hasbro's website. The figure won't ship until September 30 and, presumably in the interest of keeping the monster's look under wraps a while longer, no images of the toy are available just now. If you absolutely must have one of these, start saving your pennies because it's going to be a bit pricey. Aimed at the collectible crowd, it's selling for $100. The 14-inch figure comes with two interchangeable heads (one calm, one on the rampage), 10 parasites, and the Statue of Liberty's noggin.

Hasbro, of course is no stranger to movie tie-ins. Not only do they have a long history of movie based toys, but several of their products have gone in the other direction and had films based on them. Hasbro's Transformers was the basis for the last summer's film of the same name and a motion picture version of G.I. Joe is in the works.
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